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Steele Creek Caterers

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 126 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin S.
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Carmen Conner and her staff are extremely courteous and showed extreme hospitality. Their food was absolutely delicious that everyone wanted thirds! Her deserts were also absolutely decadent. It is in our books to use her for future catering opportunities.

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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What a great St. Patrick's dinner party thanks to Chef Tyler. From the moment we connected through Thumbtack I knew it was going to be a great party. His suggestions were spot on. I never once had a problem getting in touch with him. Both he and his staff were punctual the evening of the party and the food and presentation were outstanding. He was quite a hit with some of his unusual dishes. Very talented and creative! All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the party. I have been looking for someone new for some time to do catering for us and I feel very fortunate to have found Chef Tyler so quickly. I can leave the planning to him! Now I am thinking of when we can have that next party! Chris Chavoustie - March 22, 2016

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Chef Segreto
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie N.
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Julian catered a holiday dinner club event for 5 couples and it launched a very jolly holiday for us all. I give Chef Segreto high marks on how easily they came into our home and delivered super service and a delicious meal.

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Carolina Gourmet Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
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There aren't enough positive adjectives to describe my experience with Carolina Gourmet Catering! The crew arrived on time, set up a gorgeous buffet and keep 150+ guests feed with delicious and beautiful food, and left everything so clean before they departed! All of my guest raved about the food! My vegan guests were thrilled with the vegan food options. Michelle and her crew were so nice and very professional. I highly recommend and will absolutely hire them again when I need catering!

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl D.
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Susan and her helpers were fantastic! They were so kind and helpful. We rented a home for the weekend and they catered every meal. They were so flexible with the times they could come and cook our meals, they brought sooooo much food, and it was terrific. I really appreciate everything they did for us, they went above and beyond. Thank you!

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Edible Palette
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harold S.
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It was an absolute pleasure working with Chef Devonte! His professionalism coupled with his culinary skills were exceptional! My wife and I were extremely pleased and 100% satisfied. I highly recommend Chef Devonte to cater to your needs!

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Senvette Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
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Yolanda was the truly professional caterer we had hoped to find when we began our search. We had some unusual requests and Yolando didn't blink. She said, "sure, no problem." When she arrived, she set up a lovely buffet! The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. I hope I get the opportunity to recommend Yolanda to others.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Tawni T.
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Chef Reeves is very nice and professional. The food had great presentation, and it was delicious and served at the appropriate temperature. Chef Reeves will definitely be my personal chef for all future catering needs.

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
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We used Cooking with Joya for a corporate breakfast event celebrating our admins. It was delicious! Everyone commented on how amazing the food was and asked if we could use her again in the future. The answer was definitely yes! She was on time, easy to work with and very professional. Would highly recommend Cooking with Joya for their next catered event.

  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Blair C.
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The ladies are family oriented and made my first catering experience super easy! I would use them for future events!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick B.
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We have used Total Events for two separate occasions, and been so pleased! We’ve never had catered food that was as delicious! They are extremely professional, have an abundance of knowledge of their craft, and are very easy to work with.

A Taste For... LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Justin P.
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I used to this company for a dinner party. Not only was the food outstanding, original, fresh, and fulfilling, the service and set up and professionalism was beyond my expectations! I am very particular and passionate about putting on parties. This company is definitely be go to if you are looking for top-notch catering!

SMOKE PIT CATERING
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marit A.
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We had Chef Graham cater a celebratory event for a close friend and the food was amazing! I had eaten his food at another event recently and had to have his culinary expertise at our own party! He's phenomenal and I highly recommend him! His business partner Marcus handled translating our needs perfectly We couldn't have been more pleased.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eileen M.
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Food is DELICIOUS and so convenient.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamir W.
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Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

  • 6 years in business
Danielle R.
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Omg, the food was a HUGE hit at our party. They helped with more than we paid them for, so grateful to them for pitching in when our event planner didn't show up. We have already decided to book them at all our events. My mom even wants to book them for her wedding in Aug!! :) Awesome family!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Luisa C.
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The food was delicious! Everyone loved it! The communication between me and Noel was ongoing and that made me feel good. I was very happy overall.

About

We can cater almost any event. There is no job too small or big. We have a wide variety of entrees that we can prepare for your special event.

About

We provide cakes and catering. We do all-occasion cakes, specialty cakes, cupcakes, catering and much more. Here, you can have your cake and eat it, too. We accept phone orders or by-appointment orders only. Give us a call and we can see if we can make your special occasion an awesome one. Check us out on Facebook under Kim's Kreations.

About

We offer bed and breakfast. I am also a personal chef and professional educator. Our services provide the professional upscale food that is made with fresh ingredients and quality products. I also am a professional educator and teach culinary arts. I break down how to make food delicious with professional cooking techniques.

About

We are offering high-end dining options to those with affluent pallets. There is no event that is too large, and our services are guaranteed to impress.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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